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Happy Holidays from KNT!

We ended 2016 with a private show for our friends and family who support our taiko habit throughout the years. Best wishes to everyone over the holiday season, and all the best for 2017!

U of A International Students’ Holiday Party

For our last show of 2016, we were excited to attend the holiday party for the U of A International Student group. This is not the first time we have performed there, and every time we are happy by the warm reception of the crowd and the festive atmosphere.

Animethon 2016

Once again we are happy to attend Animethon to perform for attendees. We participated along with other EJCA clubs to provide educational content on traditional Japanese arts and culture.

Kita no Taiko does Heritage Festival 2016!

Kita no Taiko will be at our favourite Edmonton event, Heritage Festival from July 30-August 1, 2016!
Here are our performance times at the Japan Pavilion, near the main entrance.

Saturday July 30 – 12:30, 2:30
Sunday July 31 – 12:30, 4:30
Monday August 1 – 12:30, 4:30

KNT in Lacombe, AB

KNT appears in local newspapers after performing in Lacombe, Alberta for their annual summer celebrations. We are always happy to play in this welcoming, vibrant community, with a thriving twinning community with sister city Rikubetsu in Japan.

KNT does Natsumatsuri!

KNT will be joining the Edmonton Japanese Community Association in the first ever Summer Japanese festival. Thank you to EJCA for the invite, and for the chance to try Bon Odori drumming!

KNT does EPL Summer Starts!

KNT will be at the Whitemud Crossing Library on Saturday July 23 at 11am and Millwoods Library on Sunday July 24, 2 pm 24 to give a performance with educational commentary about our group and the drums. Great for kids!

For more information, please visit here.

Thanks to everyone who made the Red Cross Event great!


We really appreciate everyone who came to our Red Cross fundraiser. We raised $3154.72 to go to the funds for Fort McMurray and Kumamoto Japan. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the volunteers, the amazing performers, and the generosity of the community members. Thank you everyone!

KNT does Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival 2016!

KNT does Kurimoto Spring Festival



Another Kita no Taiko tradition!  Don’t miss this celebration of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, dance and music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, Japanese food sampling.

Come visit us Sunday, June 5th at 11:15 am and and 3:30 pm at the Devonian Gardens!

For more information, please visit the University of Alberta website!  Hope to see you there!


Edmonton’s Japanese drumming group building biceps, beats for 30 years


Pick up today’s Edmonton Journal to find Kita No Taiko fresh on the front of the Arts section!  You can read the full article here.

The Beat Goes On: A Kita no Taiko 30th Anniversary Celebration!

We are happy to announce our next big celebration!  On March 5th and March 6th we are happy to present The Beat Goes On: 30 Years of Kita no Taiko!

KNT does ESO for Kids!

Let your imagination loose as the ESO explores music of fantasy and fiction. Voyage to worlds such as Narnia and Middle Earth, take a flight on the X-Jet or the Enterprise, then tour Hogwarts and Wonka’s Chocolate Factory before finally scurrying down the rabbit hole to this Never Land of fun and familiar themes.

Kita no Taiko will be portraying the story of Raijin, a mischievous thunder God bent on ruining the Matsuri festivities!  Visit the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to buy tickets and experience this wonderful event!

Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival


A celebration of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, dance and music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, antique sword displays, Japanese food sampling, the Taiko drummers and more.


Come watch us open and be the finale for this celebration of multiculturalism in Canada!

Saraswathi Society For Music & Dance Continuum Fundraiser

This weekend we will be performing at the Saraswathi Society Fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. In their words “Art is a powerful medium to spread any message. For one day, artists in Edmonton will come together to show the power of their art in giving back to the community they live in”
Tickets are only $10 to see several of Edmonton’s dance and music groups perform!

Saturday April 4, 5:00, Campus St. Jean

Click here for more information!

Snowmobile Invasion

SnowmobileWhat a great time in Whitecourt!  Sake, Great Big Sea, and other great cultural performances!

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